Testimonials

The testimonials below are for the original Ultimate Puppy Toolkit.

Animal Behaviorists
“Absolutely brilliant! Innovative, effective, and a joy to read, The Ultimate Puppy Toolkit is a winner. I really love the focus on socialization and preventative exercises.”
Dr. Ian Dunbar | Veterinarian, Animal Behaviorist and best-selling author
“Great job! We are so excited about this.”
Andrew Luescher DVM PhD DACVB | Director, Animal Behavior Clinic, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University
“The Puppy Toolkit helps dog owners take full advantage of an absolutely vital stage of development and have fun in the process. I love it!” Jean Donaldson | Founder of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, and best-selling author of The Culture Clash

Dog Trainers
“I am a staff trainer at the San Francisco SPCA and just yesterday had the pleasure of looking through your Puppy Kit. I was very impressed! I would like to give them away in my up-coming puppy information sessions. (I also have my own dog training business).”
Mollie K. Harris | SF/SPCA Staff Trainer, Chili Pepper Dog Training. Certified in training and counseling, SF/SPCA, Member APDT.
“I belong to the Southern California Dog Trainers Forum, a group of dog trainers that meets monthly to discuss various training topics, reviews books, etc. Terry Long presented your Puppy Toolkit earlier today at our meeting, and we all agreed it was terrific — that, in itself, is unbelievable that a bunch of dog trainers agree on anything!!! Terry will give you more particulars.”
Caryl Wolff, CPDT, NADOI | Miss Doggie Manners, Los Angeles, California. Certified Pet Dog Trainer, National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, Association of Pet Dog Trainers
“It’s nice to have such a captive audience of trainers to critique something. You know how hard it is to get trainers to agree on anything, and when I asked this group if they would be comfortable using the product, there was a unanimous yes. Pretty astounding accomplishment. Congratulations on a great product.”
Terry Long, CPDT | Editor, Reviewers’ Corner, APDT Chronicle of the Dog
“Yes, I am very familiar with the Puppy Toolkit, and have met with the creator personally. It is a fantastic product.”
Jennifer Messer DVM | Montessaurus Puppy School
“As a trainer of many years experience, I feel that this kit is an essential for everyone who is getting a new pup. When we got our latest puppy last year, we found that the poster outlining the puppy’s development was an essential reminder for us about what social milestones happened when. Even the most experienced dog people can benefit from this well researched and incredibly well laid out program. I recommend this kit to all my students with new puppies, especially if they have raised pups before but not recently!”
Sue Alexander CPDT | Dog trainer, Guelph, Canada, Dogs in the Park
“I work at the Bright’s Grove Animal Hospital. I have been teaching Puppy Socialization Classes for 15 years and have not seen anything as good as this!”
Debbie Martin | Canadian White Shepherd Club, American White Shepherd Club
“The Puppy Toolkit is a wonderful tool for puppies starting their lives in the country or the city! The Puppy Toolkit takes the mystery out of puppy-hood: the included well-laid-out wall chart maps out the development stages clearly so that the puppy’s guardian/owner/raiser knows not only what to expect at each age, but also what s/he should be doing in relation to the puppy’s development at each new phase. I highly recommend this training tool for anyone raising their first pup, or for the seasoned dog person, needing a refresher in what to expect from puppies.”
Barbara Handleman M.Ed | Dog Training At Home APDT Member
“Thank you for sending me the Toolkit. I think it is wonderful. This is the first publication on raising a puppy that pleases me so much. It contains every thing that I preach; it is exactly what I would have written if I had the talent, the know-how, and the patience. Congratulations!”
Louise Batien | Le Club Canine V.I.P.
“Thank you again for such a great training tool.”
Ann Coffey | Morning Star Dog Training
“The kit arrived yesterday. What a cool thing! Love the positive approach! You guys did great work! I’m going to be showing it around to other trainers that I know and to vets I know. Thanks for your work.”
Barbara L. Stanek | Fox Valley Technical College
“Janis, who instructs in the Academy with me, and I were going through the UP materials last Wednesday and were pretty dazzled. We’re going to be recommending it to our graduates for their classes and clients.”
Jean Donaldson | Founder of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers